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Los Angeles Plays Itself -- A film by Thom Andersen.

A Cinema Guild Release.

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Thom Andersen (text)
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Plot:
A documentary on how Los Angeles has been used and depicted in the movies. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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You have to love Los Angeles See more (27 total) »

Cast

 
Encke King ... Narrator (voice)

Directed by
Thom Andersen 
 
Writing credits
Thom Andersen (text)

Produced by
Thom Andersen .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Deborah Stratman 
 
Film Editing by
Seung-Hyun Yoo 
 
Sound Department
Thor Moser .... sound
Craig Smith .... sound
 
Editorial Department
Peter Bo Rappmund .... addtional editing
 

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169 min
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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
You have to love Los Angeles, 4 May 2005
Author: (dennis-whelan) from Southern California

Criticisms are valid, but this film is not entertainment...in the popular sense of movies today. That said, I was riveted for three hours, without an intermission. I just couldn't leave, and risk missing something! I've been secretly admiring Los Angeles for years. I love driving its main boulevards for miles and experiencing the pan-cultural ethic a single street. Western, Sepulveda, Slausen, Sunset, Van Owen. Here is a film that I always wanted to see, and encourages me to see more films about Los Angeles. I've always felt that Los Angeles was a city in its late adolescence/teen age years: pimples, raging hormones, lack of history and eternally looking to the future. Andersons take on the city, it's image in film as a personality, place and thing are very juicy indeed. Best seen at multiple sessions! Can't wait for the DVD.

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